COBOL Differences
2 Days

Learn how to use the newest COBOL in your environment. Address date routines and what will work best in the client's environment. Change and compile a sample client COBOL program. Know how to reduce testing problems.
AUDIENCE People in Application Programming with a basic knowledge of COBOL.
GOALS
  • Learn the differences between OS/VS COBOL ‘old COBOL’ and VS COBOL II and the newest COBOL along with the impact on existing programs.
  • Learn the language enhancements available with the new COBOL.
  • Understand how to enhance existing COBOL programs, and create new programs.
SESSION CONTENT
  • Overview of the COBOL versions and Language Environment
  • New Features & Discontinued Features and Alternatives
  • Learn VS COBOL II (ANSI 85) Elements that Support Structured Coding
  • Other VS COBOL II & Higher Compiler Improvements
  • CICS & IMS Considerations
  • COBOL Intrinsic FUNCTIONs with Emphasis on the most often used
  • Changes with Reserved Words
  • Language Environment (LE) Terms, Process, Enclave, Thread
  • How to Use the Callable Services
  • Return Codes under LE
  • Compiler Considerations & Run-Time Options under LE
  • Closing Data Sets the difference in ‘old COBOL’ versus new COBOL

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subject. Topics can be added or deleted per Customer's needs.


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